So who brought temperatures in the 60's at 9:30AM on Friday, December 11, at the Lochwood Tennis courts.  It must have been Santa!!!!

A fun time was had at the Round Robin with the ladies eyeing some pretty impressive presents.  After a morning of mixing it up on the courts, everyone indulged in the usual fabulous food.  Does Lochmere not have t12 11 15 ladies tennis social

Many thanks to Rob, Gail, Diane, Michael for all the planning.  And a big thank you to Julie Quinn for her outstanding decorations.

Best wishes to all for a joyful holiday season.

September 22, 2015 Board Minutes

021Lochmere residents can enjoy any of our neighborhood lakes, including Lake Lochmere (the big lake), Lake Lomond (the lake with the walking trail) and Highlands Lake (in the Highlands neighborhood).  

The Lochmere HOA owns and is responsible for the upkeep of the lakes. The trails and adjacent area for Lake Lomond is owned by the HOA. Most of the property surrounding Lake Lochmere is privately owned other than the dock and boat ramp area. At Highlands Lake, the area on the south side of the lake is privately owned to the waters edge by Lochmere Highlands homeowners. 

Here's some information to help keep our lakes healthy, while enjoying them to their fullest!

  1. There is no swimming in any of our lakes.
  2. Fishing is allowed, but please respect the privacy of private property around Lake Lochmere and Highlands Lake.  Panfish may be kept for the table, but bass are "catch and release" only.  Please be responsible and remove any fishing line, hooks, and equipment when you leave.  Fishing line and hooks are dangerous for all wildlife.
  3. Please don't feed the geese, swans or ducks.  We'd like to discourage the geese from remaining on our lakes.  Canadian Geese are an endangered migrating species and annually return to where they were born or fed during the prior season.  The geese are messy and can leave considerable droppings that interfere with the beauty of the area, potentially transmit disease, and can cause environmental damage to the lakes.  The swans have been located on the lakes to discourage the geese, who are natural enemies of the swans.
  4. Watercraft (on Lake Lochmere only) must display a Lochmere boating permit.  You need two stickers per boat (one on each side of the bow) and the cost is $5 per watercraft.   The stickers are available for purchase at the Lochmere Main Office (502 Lochmere Drive)  during regular business hours Monday through Friday.    Fees should be paid by a check payable Lochmere Homeowner's Association.
  5. Enjoy the 1.1 mile loop around Lake Lomond.  Walking, jogging and strollers are great, but please no bikes, scooters skate boards, or skates.
  6. The lakes and trails are for the enjoyment of Lochmere residents only.  Trespassers may be reported to the Cary police.  

    Residents of the Audubon Parc Apartments (adjacent to Lake Lomond) are permitted to use the Lake Lomond trail.

  7. Abide by all posted signage to maintain the beauty and safety of our facilities. 
  8. Please keep your dog leashed at all times during visits to the lakes and lake trail and clean up after your pet.
  9. Swimming, kayaking, and canoeing is not allowed in any of the lake spillways or downstream tributaries.

Please see the attachment below for a complete list of rules and regulations regarding boating and lake use. 

Attachments:
Download this file (Lake Rules and Regulations.pdf)Lake Rules & Regulations[ ]

Browse below for historical copies of the Clan Lochmere, Lochmere's newsletter.

Without a volunteer editor to guide the publication, the printed and mailed CLAN has been discontinued as of March, 2013. Instead, article and news submissions from Lochmere residents are welcomed for posting on the website at any time. Please send your email  submissions or suggestions to the editor at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Lochmere has a very active social scene, with all sorts of interesting clubs and privately-organized groups created by our Lochmere residents.  These include several social clubs and groups/listservs for specific neighborhoods in Lochmere   Below you will find a list of the groups that we currently know about.  These groups are not maintained or financially supported by the Lochmere HOA, but are simply listed below for your own membership consideration.  If your group would like to be listed on this page, please send all the pertinent information about your group to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

  • Birkhaven Book Club

This club, which is comprised of Lochmere Birkhaven residents, meets one evening each month for fun, socializing, and of course a lively group discussion on a wide variety of literary offerings.  Blair DeLoatche manages the schedule, with its rotating venue at member homes.  Each monthly host selects the book to be read and discussed.  Please contact Blair at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you are interested in joining this group.  The June book selection is "The Orphan Master's Son" by Adam Johnson.   

  • Book Club - Daytime

The Book Club is a discussion group that includes women and men from Lochmere. We meet in a member's home each month, rotating the location, and always have a spirited conversation about the book chosen. Books are selected by the group and one member borrows the books from a local library's book club selections - making it very convenient and free of any expense for the book. Books are distributed at the meeting, giving everyone a month to complete the reading. Many different types of books have been selected so far. If you are interested in learning more about the group and previous selections, please email Cecelia Davidson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The Book Club meets every 3rd Wednesday of the month at 10:00 a.m. 

  • Book Club - Nighttime

There are 2 evening book clubs that meet monthly at resident's homes. For more information on the evening clubs and whether they have room for new members you may email Michelle Orvis at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Carrie Haver at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

  • Card Club

This card club was formed over ten years ago by several Lochmere residents.  The group meets on Friday nights at 8pm and plays anywhere from midnight to 2am.  Play rotates at member homes.  For more specifics, please contact the organizer, Steve Summers, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or on his mobile number 919.291.1031.

 

  • Parliamo Italiano:

If you’ve got an hour for coffee and casual Italian conversation, let’s meet at Java Jive in the Lochmere Pavilion at 2:00pm on a Monday or Friday 2 times per month.  Considering the interest, we can choose the best day of the week for everyone.   A mix of abilities would be appreciated.  This group is organized by Nina Polizzano  who is a beginner.  If you are interested, please contact Nina via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

  •  Neighborhood ListServ or Email Groups
    • Highlands:  https://groups.google.com/forum/?fromgroups#!forum/lochmere-highlands
    • Lochmere Villiage:  http://groups.yahoo.com/group/lochmerevillage/
  • Young Families of Lochmere Facebook Page

YFL is a club where members can find new friends right here in the Lochmere neighborhood. Ideas for activities so far include dinner parties, playgroups for children, joint babysitting, group outings, coffee hours, BBQs, and even professional networking. Though this group is trying to connect families with young children of Lochmere, all are welcome. Find us on Facebook or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information. 

 

Disclaimer for Third Party Clubs & Groups

Lochmere Association does not endorse or promote any of the above clubs or groups. Content is provided for informational purposes only. Lochmere Association is not responsible for the contents of any off-site pages referenced. The user specifically acknowledges that the Association is not liable for the defamatory, offensive, or illegal conduct of other users, links, or third parties and that the risk of injury from the foregoing rests entirely with the user. Links from Lochmere.org to other internet sites do not constitute an endorsement from Lochmere Association. These links are provided as an information service only. For specific questions about groups and clubs, please contact the organizer directly.

 

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